EMERG Report on Market Trends and Regulatory Activities of EMERG Members 2020

Since 2009 the Euro-Mediterranean Regulators Group (EMERG) has undertaken an annual benchmark of its member National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs). The results form the basis for the evaluation of the level of approximation of the southern Mediterranean countries (hereinafter also referred to as MENA countries) with respect to the European Framework for the electronic communications sector and the formulation of the Group’s Annual Work Plan. The structure of the 2020 EMERG Benchmark follows the same structure as the 2019 Benchmark report. Like the previous report the 2020 Report seeks to quantify the rapprochement between MENA and European countries by showing the evolution of individual indicators over time.


Chapter 1 – Introduction

Chapter 2 – Main trends in the telecommunication markets (fixed and mobile) in the EMERG countries based on data provided by EMERG members and other sources such as ITU, the World Bank, and European Commission.

Chapter 3 – Institutional issues about NRA’s independence, governance, competencies and powers, accountability and transparency

Chapter 4 – Regulatory development in the EMERG countries. Namely: market access, licenses, access to scarce resources, regulatory market analysis and imposition of obligations.

Chapter 5 – Consumer issues

Chapter 6 – Universal service

Chapter 7 – Net Neutrality

Chapter 8 – Promotion of broadband services

Chapter 9 – Regulatory Fiches from Member States that have participated in the survey.

9.1 Bosnia & Herzegovina

9.2 Cyprus

9.3 Egypt

9.4 France

9.5 Israel

9.6 Italy

9.7 Jordan

9.8 Lebanon

9.9 Malta

9.10 Morocco

9.11 Palestine

9.12 Portugal

9.13 Spain

9.14 Switzerland

9.15 Tunisia

9.16 Turkey